Somebody is racking up some serious frequent-flyer miles...
The North American leg of the Oracle Fusion Middleware world tour has already passed through Houston, New York, Philadelphia, Detroit, Boston, Chicago, Atlanta, and Seattle. Next week events will be held in Pittsburgh and Baltimore, not to mention upcoming events in South America, EMEA, and APAC.
This is an enormous undertaking, and will eventually comprise about 100 events around the globe (more dates are being added in North America and EMEA).
For comparison, the AC/DC tour so far has only 28 dates, and if you can find tickets they'll set you back more than $100. The Fusion Middleware tour is free, and they feed you, and when you get home your shoes won't smell like beer.
Each Fusion Middleware event includes keynote addresses as well as technical sessions divided into individual tracks for Application Infrastructure; People, Processes and Information; and Risk Mitigation.
Road warrior Brian Dayton, a keynote speaker at a number of the events, tells me that the mix of big-picture keynotes followed by deeper-dive breakouts has been very well received. He says much of the feedback has focused on the timeliness of the content, the breadth of insight into Oracle's Fusion Middleware strategy, and the practical perspective the tech-session peer interaction brings to implementation questions about what, why, and how.
If you have not had a chance to attend one of these events, the chances are very good that the tour will stop somewhere near you sometime soon. More information here: Oracle Fusion Middleware World Tour
And if you're so inclined, you'll find more information about the AC/DC tour here.